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George Papavgeris 19 Aug 09 - 06:12 AM
jeddy 19 Aug 09 - 06:21 AM
George Papavgeris 19 Aug 09 - 06:23 AM
katlaughing 31 Aug 09 - 10:59 PM
the lemonade lady 01 Sep 09 - 11:34 AM
Emma B 01 Sep 09 - 11:47 AM
Stringsinger 01 Sep 09 - 12:22 PM
Acorn4 01 Sep 09 - 01:45 PM
Amos 01 Sep 09 - 02:41 PM
Amos 01 Sep 09 - 02:45 PM
VirginiaTam 01 Sep 09 - 03:00 PM
Richard Bridge 01 Sep 09 - 03:16 PM
Amos 01 Sep 09 - 03:34 PM
Acorn4 01 Sep 09 - 03:50 PM
Barbara 01 Sep 09 - 04:45 PM
McGrath of Harlow 01 Sep 09 - 05:30 PM
GUEST,Gerry 02 Sep 09 - 12:07 AM
quokka 02 Sep 09 - 01:03 AM
GUEST,Jenny brampton 02 Sep 09 - 03:38 AM
Richard Bridge 02 Sep 09 - 04:49 AM
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Subject: Facebook song
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 06:12 AM

Is this, like, a totally contemporary folk song, or what?


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: jeddy
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 06:21 AM

i like the words but not the delivery. we all can't have the same taste but that was worth at least one listen   :0)

thanks george.

me x x x x x x


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 06:23 AM

My tongue was firmly in my cheek, hoping to snare Richard! But you're right, delivery is a little "little girl" and there's not enough venom to match the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 10:59 PM

I loved it! A friend sent it to me.


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 11:34 AM

Hmmm... In my old age, i really don't like hearing the F word sung anymore. I find it insulting. Otherwise, well yeah, good 'funny' song.

I think I'm losing my sense of humour maybe?

sal


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: Emma B
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 11:47 AM

A 'love song' for our time maybe? :)


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: Stringsinger
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 12:22 PM

I loved it! It's a torch song and a takeoff on the chick singer/songwriter.

Great satire!

Frank


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: Acorn4
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 01:45 PM

Re the "F word" in songs.

Last year we moved from Leicester to a village a few miles outside of the city, and were pleased to see we had a good local pub.

Once a month on a Wednesday they have an open mike night which is mainly young hopeful bands. We learned that punk is back in a big way. A lad got up and the first think we noticed was that the crotch of his trousers was well below his knees.

He introduced his song with shouting "ONE, TWO F***K YOU" - apparently this is the standard introduction to a punk song, a bit like "As I roved out one May morning" -the rest of the lyrics were inaudible as his guitar was switched up to max distortion, and we didn't know "how would you like us to f**k off?" . It doesn't really bother me that much, though.

On the subject of the trousers, I saw a lad in town walking along with one hand around his girlfriend and the other holding up his trousers. What would he do if he wanted to send a text?

But back to the song, I liked it, obviously a bit tongue in cheek, but as you were talking about in your workshop, George, a bit of a lack of structure, but a lot of modern material seems to be like this. Well worth a view though, and she's got a good range on her voice.


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: Amos
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 02:41 PM

I think she's lovely!! Like the song, too.


The venom is purely feminine in style and delivery but it is there in full.

A


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: Amos
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 02:45 PM

A Geek Did E-mail Me

A geek did e-mail me, it did astound me
He said he'd searched far, and on Facebook found me.
Python and XML, in his hand did shimmer
He makes web-pages sing, and softly glimmer.

He courted me a week and met for dinner.
He swore his love was true, for he was no sinner.
And both with drinks a few we did conspire
To my bower in real-time, to both retire.

I love to watch my love with his keyboard smoking
I love to hear the keys, the clear code making!
His IM's they are fair, and his tweets go flying!
My love is a cyberstud, there's no denying

My love's is coding now, an e-store building,
It's getting mighty hot, the MkDir filling!
Nothing can be more gay with the new page loading
And at night 'tis bright as day when on me he's coding!

Where is my love a-gone with his cell phone muted??
No SMS he sends, nor emails well-suited!
Too long before the screen, he becomes bedazzled!
I will go seek my love, that he be not frazzled!

Strange news from Google comes, strange news is carried!
Strange news on Facebook says my love is married
I wish him joy though our cyber-love's no longer
For I love my old love still, my lost geek yonder

What did you promise me, when you lay beside me?
You said we would be one, just like e-Harmony!
It's witness I've got none for our tweets are flown now,
But your karma will repay you, that I am alone now.

I stare at Facebook pages I would like to smash now,
To think I loved a geek whose core would crash so!
I hope his code compiles, but he does not hear me;
I'll not DDOS his servers all, he need not fear me.


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 03:00 PM

I love it and think the "little girl" delivery is perfect for the subject.

and I love Amos Geek cum Blacksmith song.


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 03:16 PM

Well, George, plainly it is not a folk song - but I *fucking* love it!

I don't find it nearly as annoyingly "little Girl" as many well known "folk" personality women.

The main thing I don't like is the New York usage of "fuck" as a noun to indicate a dishonest or distasteful person. While other adjectival and adverbial usages of "fuck" exist the noun means one thing and one thing only.

I also hate pianos.

But it would be a cracking song re-arranged for guitar and maybe fiddled with a bit to describe BNP cloning activities.


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: Amos
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 03:34 PM

I think you're being a bit arbitrary and authoritarian, there, Sir Bridge. A New Yorker might even go so far as to accuse you of being a stupid fuck. It's short for "fuck-head" or "fuck-wit" I suppose.


A


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: Acorn4
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 03:50 PM

There's also a great one by Chumbawumba called "Would You Like to Add me as a Friend?"


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: Barbara
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 04:45 PM

Someone I know posted this on her FB page a couple weeks back; that's where I first heard it, and yes, I added it to mine.
I didn't mind the delivery; though I prefer to see who I'm listening to in daylight and w/o that much makeup/"styling". But that's just me. I was also grateful it came with subtitles.
Clever song.
I liked it.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 05:30 PM

I'd like to have heard it sung by Kirsty McColl. I can imagine it as an extra track on Kite.


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 12:07 AM

For what it's worth, she's Australian, has operatic training, and has put on some terrific performances at folk festivals here in Oz. Perhaps best known for her song about Australian Idol (which is probably also on YouTube somewhere).


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: quokka
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 01:03 AM

If you liked Kate Miller Heidke, check out her version of Talking Heads Psycho Killer


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: GUEST,Jenny brampton
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 03:38 AM

I believe the Anglo Saxon meaning of the offending word is 'to poke with a stick' so i can't see what relevance it has to any of this.
I'll get my cloak.


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Subject: RE: Facebook song
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 04:49 AM

Last time I was in the company of people frequently using "fuck" as a noun meaning an unworthy person there was a definite overtone of dishonesty about it.


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